A MERIC US, GEORGIA. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20- 1881.
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I’li.vsicians ami Surgeons,
Oilicosit Drug Stoic of W. M. Clark.
E. i . CUTTS,
ATT* )I!N KY AT I .ANY
Am mmts CinoiiniA.
« Will i,rn. M.i. Ill :i!l .till, e.illlti. IlirnuEl .’lit
sililli J.™.ri. (•ir.-i.ll. Sj -III
r..r y \V;.-liin" M." 'Ill|I1 ftl "ill
Was!) (Inner, ((iiickii and Willi
JjESS LA r.01!
Itoliliius Family Washer anti lllrarlirr
Tie; Llim-Kllii ( lull.
IH-truil Free rwi.
“Dar am seberal kinds of people
which wo doau' want in dis club,"
began the old man as the meeting
called to order. "In de fust place,
we doan’ want de man who links
tii.-self so very good dal lie am al
ius 'speetill' to feel de wings of an
gels sproutin’ on his shoulders.
\Ve should hurt his feelins in lieah,
an’ lie wouldn't feel a hit at home.
I like goodness, but ,|e worry, wor
ry good man has skipped out so
otteu wid ile hank's money or Ills
nayImrs wile dat I should alius
feel ohleeged to keep an eye on him.
If j should leave a dollar on my ta
ble an’Samuel Shin alone in de
hall. I .should fuel sartin dat some
how de money would work into his
| oeket. Hat’s bekasc I know him.
but de good limn would lay low an'
stick up his unseat such trifles,an’
wait to strike de hall some night
when I'd forgot to lock de safe
"Ill .le second place we doan
keel- fur men who can't hear de
sound ofn liddle or sue the jack of
spades will.nil leelin’dat Ratal) am
gallopin' ober de airtli like a ruiia-
wav boss. A man commits no mo’
sin in dancin'dan lie does in walk
in',.an’as fur keerds, de evil lulls'
lie hidden behind de picture. Me J
all’ll.: ole woman her been playin' !
euchre lor nigh onto forty-six y'nrs j
now, an’ we liov nevel fell dat we
had to ask liugiveness. I cat ap
ples and order her up, an’ she sings
one of our old slave songs and
shows me both bowers an’ de joker,
an' I laf and she luts,uu’ I take lay
‘•in de third place, we doan'want
de man who feels dat he can't
squeeze into heaven if he goes to
de opera, pays his way into a cir
cus or happens to have a seat in de
street ear ’lougsidc of a man whose
boss kin make 2:i2l) widout a skip,
i believe do majority of ns pay mil-
debts,love our wives, bless our chil
dren, 1 eep de Sabbath, an’ live so
ber lives, an’ lie who ’speots much
fin der of any man alii too sanguine
••Let no man scoff at religion.
Only de fool am an atheist. Dar’
am a (Jod an' a heaven all’ a bless
ed eternity fur de good. Remem
ber, however, dat all do goodness
am a way down in de heart. De
lips may preach or pray an’ de
heart lie vile. De body may m-ber
he seen in church, hut de heart call
he pure and good. A m-iii can sit
in church an’ plan a murder, or lie
may go to a boss race and reap no
sin. Let yer own hearts, instead
of de voices ot people, warn ye, fur
de right am agin de wrong.”
The Man At The Jnurtloii.
Six railway passengers were put
oft'at a Junction to wait for a cross
line train. The little depot was
the only building in sight, and the
man in charge of it was not a tele
graph operator. He- simply kept
the station-house and flagged the
trains, and lie was no more responsi
ble for tliu runningoft rains than the
Tycoon of Japan. Every one of
tlio six realized this, and yet it
wasn't over two minutes before one
of l.ln* passengers appr-vichel him
‘‘Is that train on time?”
"I guess so."
“You guess so! Don't you
“You don't, eh? Then how do
you know it isn’t an hour late?”
“Don't, eh? Well, if that I rain’s
Here lie was elbowed away by the
old woman who made up the six,
wlio wanted to know:
“Will I git home to-day?”
The ltd urn of Cincinnati's El oral
"The train stops here, does it?”
• Long enough for me to git on?”
“Well, nielihe it does, hut if it
don't you’ll hear from us!"
She’ gave place to a man who
had looked at his watch three times
in six minutes, and who sternly
“Did I understand that we were
to wait here two hours'?"
“Is it two hours before that train
ino is I he
Sim moss L |V f:r hamm, *$z:;
II Is Shelf Operating-lie- j^con-te Fear.
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Terms Cusli ivitii Order.
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3DR. W. T. PARK,
E(|l.Tir- Oppa-ll Klmlull IT'in - IV-enr sir.■.•1,1
J). G. AVERA.
SMITIIVILLE. - - - * i Eo 11111V :
up Tuni s ..Mis (Villi HAVE I SKI)
mini’s ni!ik\ uvi:n meih-
are the farms for the times, under
the new order of lliings in the
South. They pay better in money.
They alford’a safer cement in nil
social organism. They make more
grain. They feed more people.
Let us try them hern us they have
been tried in the North, and thrift
will soon follow in the steps of the
lint I lie men who own railroad
stocks don't want the small larm
system adopted, bill insist ou tlie
"old plantation policy." This is
the plan tin'll gives railroads work
both ways—bringing everything
eonstiiu ii to the farm, anil hauling
olf everything made on the farm,
thus reaping 'lie toll right and left,
if Southern agriculturalists desire
to he hewers of wood and drawers
of water for the great factories mid
railway corporations of llu: coun
try, the adoption of the “big plan
tation system" is the way to lie
gratified!— Cnln minis 77m es.
“Whereabouts on the
“1 don’t know."
“Why don't you telegraph?”
“We have no instrument lieic."
“Haven't, eld That's a pretty
state of atl'airs! Two long hours,
and perhaps four! Now, then, if—”
Here lie was called away by the
Mowing of a saw mill whistle, and
the most penceful-lookiug man in
the lot edged up and implirod:
"Train on time?”
“ Yes, sir.”
“Does il cross here?”
“Say, if I should get left here to
night'it would cost somebody a
good round sum.”
In the course of the next ten
minutes the other two men ap
proached and indulged in about
t he same style of conversation, and
alter an interval of ten minutes
lie was asked what time it was,
why lie was not all operator, why
the trains didn’t make close con
nections, and why on earth was il
that lie didn't have an eating house
house in connection with the sta
He had a civil answer for every
question, and his patience never
wavered until just four minutes be-
fore train time. Then the old wom
an said to him for the twentieth
-I In y
•I hope mil,” lie quietly replied,
“if you do I .shall take to the woods!”
And at that the six passengers
gathered on the end of the platform,
went into convention, and it was
“Unsolved, That the arrogance
and impudence ol the public ser
vants must he mi. I is hereby stern
Cincinnati, December 15.—To
day tlie floral ship presented by
the business men of this city to the
managers of the Atlanta Exposi
tion was received in charge of a
party of ladies and gentlemen of
Atlanta, not as a floral ship, hut
freighted with Southern products.
A formal reception was held. The
Chamber of Commerce was beauti
fully decorated with flags, and the
go id ship, represented as floating
in a sea ol-Spanish moss, was plac
ed in front of the speaker's stand.
Its sheathing was of cotton, and it
was profusely burdened with all
manner of Southern products. The
body of the hall was lilted with la
dies and gentlemen.
The Atlanta deputation was es-
eorted into the hall by a hand play
ing “Dixie" amid applause, which
was rencwcdjwlien the hand play
ed nliail Columbia." Speeches
were made by Mayor Means, Wil
liam Harvey, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, and S. E.
Covington, president of the Ilorad
ol Trade Transportation, welcom
ing Hie Atlanta visitors. Major
Cummings, of Atlanta, introduced
Sainiil W. Small, Atlanta, who
rcspmised gracefully. In the course
of Ills speech lie said lie belonged
lo the new South, which lias learn
ed to labor and which found great-
er glory in the dust of the soil on
the face than in military insignia
on t!.e breast. He (IcelVrcd that
if the South hereafter was spoken
of as a section, it would lie because
it contributed more than any oth
er in advancing the material inter
est of I lie nation.
Ex-Oovemor Noyes replied, pav
ing a compliment to the bravery ol
the Confederate troops, and say
ing that among the llrst to fratci-
nize alter the war were the men
who had fought the hardest, while
the last were those who were in-
vincilile in peace, hut invisible in
Miss Itaeliel Cummings, of At
lanta, then ill a graceful speech
presented a number of liandker-
souveiiirs of the occasion.
To-night the party will attend a
concert at Music Hall, ami to-mor
row they will start homeward by
way of Frankfort, Ivy., to escort
the Legislature of Kentucky to At
i'll miss the
A linin' IVmnaii to he UcwnnleU.
M rs. Smithson, of Michigan, is lo
lie presen.ed with $500 1)3' United
States Marshal Ik Ik Wilcox,whom
she assisted in overcoming a noted
train robber who had slipped his
liamleiilfs by a tooth pick and lie-
can belaboring the Marshall over
the head with them. He had knock
ed the Marshall down and dis
possessed him of Ids revolver, nml
undoubtedly would have killed
him, hut for Ihc timely assistance
given 11v Mrs. Smithson, who rush-
ed Upon White, the robber and
cltillhcd him by the neck, thus en
abling Hie Marlmll to get the bet
ter ol the prisoner until liis assist
ant guard came to iiis aid from the
smoking ear. While the melee was
going on fourteen men and live
i passengers t
es hurriedly left for anther ear,
Mrs. Smithson alone lending her
aid and valuable assistance to the
i,Ulcer. Marshal Wilcox alter lodg
ing |,is prisoner in jail pursued his
jnuiiieyjlo New York in search of
Mrs. Smithson with a present of
Thirty year* in Mtweseful im*nt «*i ■»
N Sv|*hi! - ht fill in
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twr V.-.Ii.m; :i Ivitv. M**l «*»”•
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1). (!. A VERA.
Dr. J. IE Shuiiiniis' I'iiniiiiiiilivr
i‘ii(E\i\ FROti ilKil ASHES.
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KITS USD situs:
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is Uiul il is iJn‘ l»sl /,()*( /■ M"l-
irhii; mill‘ in il.vc.
[I l,.ts liueoiiic :i liollscluiM
remedy in in my liunilios in lln*
cilv, win’l'l• il is It ‘'I /.‘innvn.
Il i> (viilnil, pliaisunt in l i/'c,
min Ii ■•‘i 'dm! cliildrcll Like il
cjiccrliilly, nlt'T'u.ii'ds In (jinni-
li ciiling h>r it l”V liic I'clicl' nl
tln-ir liltli* stiinmclis.
[i is purely vi gotalile. and
Imroii '-s in is net ion.
l'iq- sqlr* !iV :d 1 dllt“:rists.
Tile Oiin'in of I he iiinjo dates
I,-n.lt to the lime of the I’liaraoiis,
.me ol the iiislriiiuelils having heen
I’,,and in l lie lonili of a royal fane
ilv by a relic miter in Egypt. H
is described a( living ol the exact
l'l,rill of tin se played l.y our negro
minstrels. We didn't suppose the
banjo was s,, ancient. If the relic
h,iiitei had I'mind the identical
s|iot the same j-.kes used 1*3' um
negro minsfr.ls we should not
have been • m-pii-ed.
The r. /eg.-./J. s.-.Vs: M
( .|iuuts have sold over one liuiidrcd
tlioiisami liusheis of seel oats sliip-
pi-.| from Texas and oilier Stales.
Tlie planting is all right, hut |"n-
chase of seed is all wrong, wlicii
the "agricultural iuireaii reports
show that Thomas county lias yield
ed tlie largest average
anv eomt! v in the I idled Stales.
Planters of (ieuigisi. sow n:tt‘. Imt
raise vonr own seed.
— T!,e ehim has a larger moiitli, in
proportion to its size, than a human
I,l ing, ye! a rlaiii never talks aliout
it s neighbor.
Atlanta is always in advance oil
the sensational line. An English
man l.y the name of Dmad died re-
centlv, apparently intestate. 'I he
|‘l,..l■^||| l <••ll says that a will lias
more recently- turned up. There
is now a contest going on before
Judge Calhoun, the ordinary of
Fiiium county. “The.will has the
name of Jot. . IL ,-d signed to it,
with J. I>. Is .(,•■'. Ml'- Thigpen
and William lira., as witness. Pro
fessor Ik F. Moo e. hi expert in
penmanship, has alreadv sworn to
the signatures of John It road and
William (ira.v, who i- dead,a* well
as Mr. itroad, to he, in his opin
ion, forgeries. Mr. Scarrelt and
Mr. Thigpen have sworn they saw
Mr. Itroad sign tin* v.-iii, and that
they nllixcd their signatures a-
witnesses at the lime. Tlie con
testing heirs deelarc the whole
thing a brazen forgery, and that
they are in possession of cvidi iu-e,
As 2,0110 of the leading editors
of the country have been invited to
vi-it the Exposition on Editors'
Dav, the 20lh, mid as it is to lie
presumed that the last mother's
son of them accepted tint invitation,
it is more than likely that the
American I’nion for one day at
least, will lie iert without any di
rect editorial supervision and con
n-,,1. Ho lie it. One day of the
Exposition is worth forty days of
••Papa,” remarked the infant
terrible, who was mounted on the
hack of the old gentleman’s chair
engaged in making crayon sketch-
cs on'his bald head, “it wouldn t
do for yon to fall asleep in the
desert, would it?' r “Why not my
,holing?” "O'i, tlie ostriches might
„it do ati mi your head and hatch it
„liicli will he produced hcfori
ordimirv, showing that the will was
drawn iqi and sig I long alter
\ n-portci' of a California free
light savs: “Col. Daggers was shot
once in the ieit side, once in the
i ,gIII. shoulder, and once in the
drinking saloon adja. cut."
The girl wlio was locked in her
lover's arms for three long hours,
explains that it wasn’t her fault.
; She claims lie forgot the combin